Veterinary Technician: Animal Care Large and Small - View the video

Heather Wipijewski, CVT

Heather Wipijewski, CVT
Veterinary Technology Program Chair
Globe University

4901 Eastpark Boulevard
Madison, WI 53718

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Heather Wipijewski graduated from Madison Area Technical College with an Associates in Applied Science (AAS) in Veterinary Technology in 1996 and also obtained her State of Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Certification then as well. She also has her Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) certification through the American Association for Laboratory Animal Sciences (AALAS). She has over 16 years experience in veterinary medicine, which includes work in small animal practice as the technical staff supervisor, surgery technician at a surgical referral center, and emergency clinic experience. For five years she taught in the Veterinary Technician Program at Madison College and has been teaching at Globe University since July of 2010. She’s on the Executive Committee of the Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association and works closely between this organization and Veterinary Technology students.

Must Love Animals! That’s how any job description reads for those considering a career as a Veterinary Technician. But what exactly does a Vet Tech do? A Vet Tech wears many hats - like a nurse, anesthesiologist, phlebotomist and X-Ray Technician all wrapped up into one. This session reviews the day-to-day work of a Veterinary Technician along with the wide variety of animals they work with. Learn what kind of schooling is required to become a Vet Tech, what courses students can focus on now and the career opportunities that lie ahead in the world of animal care. (Running Time 24:00)